Bless, Paul Little actually gets something right

Paul Little is the classic Ponsonby arts luvvie, sanctimoniously opining and hectoring that he and his pals know best.

It isn’t often that I agree with him, but today is a red-letter day… I actually do agree with him.

At least the kids mucking around doing BAs aren’t suffering from the delusion that their piece of paper will be an entree into any sort of occupation, unlike those at the many private degree mills earning qualifications for jobs that aren’t there.

There are so many of the latter that Andrew Little’s suggestion of a return to free tertiary education for all and at any age looks foolhardy.  

If he means free tertiary education in areas such as journalism, film and TV-making and all those other disciplines which thousands of students are currently studying with no prospect of ever finding employment in them, then this is a very a bad idea indeed. It’s simply cruel to take children’s money to, effectively, pay for something they will never be able to own.

In that he is dead right. There are literally thousands of students studying to be journalists…and there are so few jobs for them that it is laughable that so many are accepted into the courses.

That said it has been a boon for the PR and marketing industry having so many disillusioned and impressionable young minds trained to think like journalists….it makes getting your native advertising or shilled story published so much easier.

 

– NZ Herald


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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